ˋSomos volcán. La leyenda de Guayota’ takes place on Saturday this week at the Symphony Hall. The tickets are sold out


The Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. On Saturday this week [19th], it offers the family concert titled ˋSomos volcán. La leyenda de Guayota´ (We live on a volcano. Guayota’s legend). Tickets are sold out for this proposal by the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Tenerife of Miguel Jaubert. 

The show, directed by José Antonio Cubas Delgado, will feature symphonic music, a theatrical adaptation of the Guanche story entitled La leyenda de Guayota (The Legend of Guayota) and directed by Luis Padilla, and a classical ballet led by Héctor Navarro, artistic director of the Ballets de Tenerife company. 

In addition to all of this, and supporting the percussion section of the orchestra, there will also be the participation of members of the Comparsa Tropicana Infantil (a children’s Carnival dance and music group) of Candelaria, whose dance and Batucada beats are directed by David Gómez and Daniel Darias, respectively. There will also be a show of affection for the Island of La Palma and a nod to Carnival, which cannot be held this year in February.

The legend takes place on an island where, the Guanches (inhabitants of Tenerife) lived happily, danced and celebrated spring, but the day of the solstice was approaching and they gathered at the Tagoror (the council of leaders) to decide what to do when Guayota (the devil of volcanoes) appeared and devastated the fields. They decided to prepare a ruse to deceive Guayota, who would think that it was still winter and not dare to go out because of the cold. Thus, on the night of the solstice, they filled the island with bonfires and everyone gathered to warm up. The devil of volcanoes was fooled and stayed inside the mountain, the town celebrated their victory over Guayota, and they promised that every year, on the night of the solstice, the Beñesmen, the island would be filled with bonfires.

This show is organised by the Canarian Association for the Diffusion of Music (ACADIM), a non-profit association whose purpose is to spread music through the Miguel Jaubert Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Tenerife (OFJT-MJ). There is no other project like this one in all of Spain, bringing together different artistic disciplines in order to attract children to the wonderful world of music.

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and the attendance at the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.